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my heart is beating so fast. the united states has reiterated its determination to defeat the extremist group the so—called islamic state after is released a video that appears to show its leader is that it? abu bakr al—baghdadi for the first yeah. time in five years. how many seconds was that? it's not clear if it's authentic. well, it was about 20. recent reports had suggested he'd you only used about 15 been badly wounded or killed. seconds of your time? for the first time in more than 200 years, a japanese emperor yeah, well, a little bit less is about to resign. because the clock ran a bit before within hours, emperor akihito istopped it, but, uh... will end his 30—year reign, abdicating in favour of his elder son. he's been seriously ill. the ceremony will be televised well, maybe chess isn't your game and that's totally fine, there's lots of ways you can travel from the imperial palace in tokyo. the world and have fun and here is our travel show list of tips for you. rod rosenstein, deputy attorney general of the us, why don't you try your hand has submitted his resignation. at kick sepak takraw, or kick volleyball? he will leave the department ofjustice in two weeks. he was the republican prosecutor who appointed robert mueller as special counsel dating back to the 15th century, to investigate russian interference you can find locals playing this in the 2016 presidential elections. popular south—east asian sport in bangkok's public parks, city streets, and even in temple courtyards. this game is fast—paced and wildly entertaining with the players
displaying an impressive level of speed, agility and even acrobatic skill. a public enquiry into how thousands of nhs patients were given infected blood products in the 1970s and 80s if you're travelling alone or have will start hearing witness evidence, never been one for team sports, and you're injapan, full up so will start hearing witness evidence, fullup so far will start hearing witness evidence, full up so far about 3000 people then give pachinko a go. have died in the scandal has been called one of the worst disasters in you'll need plenty of skill to play nhs history. hugh pym reports. he this old—school mechanical arcade game and it's something of a national obsession. though gambling is prohibited injapan, you can bypass these laws died 22 years ago, it is an awful by swapping your winnings for tokens, which can then in turn lot of living not to have had. see be exchanged for cash. my children growing up, the children he might have had, it is all that life that might have been. we always although it's not likely to be declared an olympic sport any time got together at christmas. amanda soon, this annual bog snorkelling event takes place in wales remembering her brother simon and involves competitors from all around the world cummings, a successful radio donning their most imaginative presenter, as a teenager he was outfits and snorkelling 60 metres given a blood product by the nhs for through a peaty and murky bog. this haemophilia, it seemed to help at the time but unknown to the family and other patients, it was warmer and drier spectators can watch from the banks of the trench, infected and he later contracted accompanied by live hiv. the awful thing is it was music and local ale. self—administered. so sometime, and petanque, or boules, probably sitting at my mum's kitchen
as it's often known, is a game steeped in french culture table, one of those doses or many of that seemingly every town has a sandy boulodrome at its centre. those doses will have infected him knowing which one or when. it is almost worse that he administered it himself. so why did the nhs give a social focal point for locals, the game involves throwing a large metal ball at a smaller metal ball patients imported products using while trying to fend blood from infected donors? who was off your opponent, and travellers who like a contest are usually to blame? was there a high level welcome to join in the fun. cover—up? but is what the enquiry, starting tomorrow in this hall, will try to answer. the victims and their still to come on the travel show: families are pleased it is happening but they say day to day financial support for them is far too low. we find out how mediaeval mapmakers people feel the money being paid by in europe saw the rest of the world. it's a kind of visual encyclopaedia government is usually inadequate. people are not able to survive on it but at the same time, it's really beautiful. and many have lost theirjobs, many partners have had to put their careers and lives on hold to care so don't go away. for them and they have simply not been properly supported financially in relation to that. payments in 0slo is a beautiful city, scotla nd in relation to that. payments in scotland are higher than elsewhere but there can be problems if you're travelling on a budget. in the uk. tomorrow the government at westminster will announce new there is a hidden gem right around funding. campaigners are cautious this corner and if you look until they see detail. we were at the graffiti, you can probably figure out exactly what it is.
a lwa ys until they see detail. we were always very close as children. amanda has never spoken out before about her brother. she hopes the norway's take on the humble hot dog enquiry will provide her family with is known locally as ‘polse'. some answers. she says the grief is just as ron hour as when simon died. for the equivalent ofjust a few pounds, you get high—quality hot i miss just as ron hour as when simon died. imiss him. dogs marinated in a unique broth, just as ron hour as when simon died. i miss him. i miss you more than covered in things like mashed ever at this time and i think potato, all in a thin because this realisation that it may tortilla called a ‘lompe'. because this realisation that it may be didn't need to happen, it makes it even harder. to deal with. i heard that hot dogs are a big deal in norway. we love hot dogs. we are eating a50 million hot dogs now on bbc news, the travel show. coming up on this week's programme: and we are just 5 million people. we are eating almost iam in i am in oslo playing the norwegians 100 hot dogs each every at their own game. you are so fast! year, per person. per person? that is a lot of hot dogs. we check out some mediaeval sat nav by studying a map of the world up close. and lucy takes a bumpy ride to test once there were well over 100 out two new cameras that could add of these hot dog stands in oslo, but since the ubiquitous convenience the professional touch. stores started selling them, now there's less than five left in the capital. like this. look at that masterpiece.
—— that professional touch to your travel videos. yeah, thank you. home—made mashed potatoes, hand—picked mushrooms, we have home—made mustard, and also home—made ketchup and our main event. it is a hit. mmm, so good. the important parts of a high—quality hot dog, there's a click — but first, i'm in the they have a word for it — the click it makes when you bite it, as well as the temperature. norwegian capital of oslo. i am doing a lot of talking and not a lot of eating, so i'm going to have another bite. because i have heard beyond the and if you are in oslo, tourist trail of the vikings and come try one of these. fjords, an unlikely trend is taking hold. all based on one of the world's most enduring games. in chess tournaments, sometimes a match can take two whole weeks. since the first cam recorder and here in norway, was released in 1983, it's entertainment. holiday videos have gone from a blurry betamax grey thing you'd only show to family members this is a really old game,
not anything is brand new, to an incredible hdr 4k spectacle so why is it coming back here in norway? filmed on your smartphone first of all, because we have a really good chess player and viewed by millions. here in our country. this month, it is a head—to—head it wasn't before magnus became between two new cameras that could take your travel the best that it exploded. movies to the next level — the dji 0smo pocket world number one magnus carlsen and the humaneyes vuze xr. was a chess prodigy, first reaching the top and to help me test them out, i'm bringing along my mate, tommy, aka youtube's gadgets boy. of the rankings in 2010. so everyone's got a smartphone, right, which means we've essentially all got a camera in our pocket. he has dominated the game ever since and still holding the crown so what would you say some of the benefits of using something atjust 28 years old, like the 0smo pocket it's only kasparov who has held over your smart phone? i think for me, i do not the top spot for longer. want to carry my phone out and about with me all the time, because it is just in your face, by official ratings, everyone can see it. he is the greatest player the world but this is nice and compact and discreet, so i canjust — has ever seen. i can even pop this in my pocket and let it do its thing while i walk i would say my favourite player from the past is probably myself, around and enjoy the scenery. so i am not always looking at my like, three or four years ago. phone when i'm recording things. i can actually be in the moment as well. so, perfect for travelling. we are putting these cameras but it's not all been about magnus. through their paces on a speedboat chess fever has spread here, ride down the thames. thanks to modern tech so tommy, you're armed
with the oslo pocket. and coverage online. so my camera is a little bit bulkier than yours but what's interesting about it is it's far from your average camera. i am looking forward to see —— modern tech and major coverage on tv and online. what this thing can do. should we cast off? it's a show, you have celebrities in the studio, yes, please. we have a good vibe. one, two, three, and to the four. snoop doggy dogg and dr dre is at your door. it's the whole package. the chief selling point at this point, i should say of the 0smo pocket is its 3—axis that this unshakeable grand master gimbal stabilisation — that means video that is smoother has agreed to make a rare media and steadier than appearance outside of tournaments to meet me, and he's your average camera. wow, this is amazing. i can actually see what i am recording on there. expecting a game of chess. it looks really stable. my arms aren't aching because it is nice and light. i think there's nothing more i can ask from a pocket camera. well, i have a one—on—one head—to—head face off with magnus the vuze xr also offers some coming stabilisation, but its big feature up very shortly. so, i'm optimistic. my strategy is, have no strategy. is 5.7k resolution and the 360—degree video, or, when the lenses he can't read this face are flicked out, if there is no strategy underneath. a virtual reality 180—degree angle — the bad thing for you is that also formats which give your footage that that is also often his strategy. extra bit of immersion. so i'd better get practising.
i know this is a quality kit but, ben. unlike the 0smo pocket, there's no screen, which i think hi. hey. nice to see you. i'm here to scrape off the rust. puts me at quite a disadvantage. wonderful. magnus will be shaking in his boots. i can pair it up to my app view i hope so. finder but i don't necessarily want at stjernen chess club, weekly tournaments have members two devices in my hands, so i feel compete in the latest like i'm losing out a little bit. trend — rapid chess. with the time limit being just 10 it is one thing filming at a gentle minutes, it's become more popular speed, but how does the footage with rapid chess and blitz chess. compare when the boat throttles up? you get more games, there's more action and there's also more mistakes. like the one you did now. laughs. try to gain control of the centre. ok so i've got a question for you, if you see the board now... would you use your 0smo pocket you are in control of the centre. for your youtube videos? i can say that because i have two i really would, i definitely would for this, like, points in the centre. when we were on the boat, here, if you try to occupy the centre, it was very stable — or at least if you do like this, so stabilization on this is amazing. there's a modem there that follows — you see, your bishop is attacking it can follow me, so it can all the way down to my king. track my face.
so it is almost like carrying ah, yeah. i see. a bunch of cameramen around with me. so if you want to just keep so that's a big thumbs up from tommy on doing moves for me, for the 0smo pocket. then maybe i'll win. but what about the vuze xr? its stabilization might be more laughs. limited, but its 360 degrees capture if you're playing magnus, offers the chance for a more i would suggest to try to attack as soon as possible. engaging experience. uh-huh. because if he gets to attack, you'll lose. so viewing your video on a vr set i think it's going to be like this is pretty impressive, inevitable, but either way... the high—quality visuals only serve yeah. to make the footage feel more immersive by giving people keep on filing in here, you an alternative and awesome so it seems like it's very soon option to enjoy your to competition time. yeah. handy camera work. and let's just forget about this game. let's do it. we'll start from scratch! ding! anyone can join the weekly finally this week, we head to cathedral city of hereford, tournaments here and everyone plays five games, even me. in the south—west of england — the game is about to start. a place that has attracted there it is. worshippers of the centuries i'm already late. but many have also been drawn to one of its more unique treasures — the mappa mundi, the largest european mediaeval map of the world to survive to the present day. we went to take a look. here's my squad, we have some coffee and the game is on. first time playing timed chess, actually. and, um, it's not going well.
hereford cathedral is wonderful because it's got so many ancient treasures that were not swept away didn't even know i'd lost. at the reformation or lost during the civil war, such as the mappa mundi, the chained library and we have one the club has seen its membership nearly double since magnus came on the scene. of the first 17 magna cartas here. it is a great mystery how got his queen. we have the mappa mundi. it has the equivalent status 0uch. of a world heritage site repeats: 0uch. in a single object. 0h! good game. that was a good game. mappa mundi is usually translated as "cloth of the world". out of five, we won one, but i had a plan — it is by far the largest mediaeval a strategy that was moulded world map to survive. over the course of five games. ben helped me and by the end of it, the map has pilgrim routes and trade routes that you can trace on it, ifelt some confidence, but it is not primarily intended i'm going take that strategy and bring it to the world champion and if i last as a navigational map. six turns, that's a win for me. so i'm going to go back home, rest the biggest muscle in my brain, hereford it is depicted on the map the most important one, and it is shown more and get ready for the match. in wales than england. but get out of the chess clubs it has almost been rubbed out
and people are playing chess because, over the centuries, everywhere, online and people have put their fingers on hereford ? "this is where we are". on their smartphones. i've arranged to meet magnus, where they develop his three apps. they have had 5 million downloads. it shows lots of strange peoples and beasts on it. woman: hey. some of them are very hey. i'm here for magnus — is this the right place? yeah. it is? odd to us today. 0k, great. i'm not exactly sure where to go. ah! all sorts of people by the chess board. of different races, good place to find magnus. some of them depicted with dogs in this day and age, there's probably a million different heads or faces on their chest. games all competing for the spotlight but here in norway, chess seems to be in the front lines. do you think that your influence the map has one or two on the game has had a long—term discriminatory images. impact on the culture there's a not very of this country? complimentary image ofjews. there are lots of other images um, well, i would like to say that around the outside of the map it's mostly about the game, which reflect races that people were perhaps suspicious that is great, and if i played about or did not know anything about. a role in sort of leading people but these also appear towards realising that, in pliny‘s natural history. in a sense, you could say that it is presenting
then i'm very happy about it. what was convention of the time. it is a part of the culture in so many countries, it's truly a global game, so i don't think it's going to go away. we've got a timer here and i played my first game of timed the hereford map is most chess last night, but what are we playing today? definitely a work of art. i will have 30 seconds i would not call them races — and you will have 3 minutes. that is a modern term. so i don't know about your level, they were a marvellous peoples but i'm guessing the main challenge and they demonstrated here is going to be the time. the wondrousness of god's creation. laughs. i think so. and so you go first? yeah. 00:11:29,593 --> 4294966103:13:29,430 game on. in a way, perhaps, it is a little bit like, in today's world, people saying, do little green men exist? some will say, "yes, there are people in outer space, yes, there are other races on other planets" and others will say, "no, there can't be". mappa mundi it'sjust a wonderful
creation in terms of its size, skill that were used to create it, and i think it has an incredible impact when you see it for the first time. it gives you some idea of how a mediaeval person might have been kind of overwhelmed when he saw it. it had a huge wow factor. it is a kind of visual encyclopedia but, at the same time, it's really beautiful. the map is obviously based on christian and a western perspective. jerusalem is the centre of the world. in the middle ages everything was symbolism. the christian year and the way it unfolded it was all a vast symbol system within which people lived and found meaning and direction and hope.
well, that's all for this week but coming up next week... ade is in dubai to get a high octane supercar ride out into the desert. oh, yes! screams. so make sure not to miss it. remember, you canjoin our adventures by following us on social media but for now, from me, mike corey, and the rest of the travel show team here, by a chilly shore in norway, it's goodbye.
hello there. over the next few days the warmest weather is likely to be across more eastern parts of the uk, where we see the best of the sunshine. there was more cloud around yesterday, though, across the south—east of england and east anglia. it was fairly thin, that has certainly broken up and we've got some clearer skies right now. but further west, though, we're going to find this weather front sneaking in, it's going to bring some patchy rain and drizzle but it's moving very slowly eastwards into that area of high pressure. so for many parts it's still dry by the morning. temperatures in the clearer skies dipping away to 3—5 degrees. let's head into the morning, then. we pick up the story across scotland. some sunshine for northern and perhaps eastern scotland. a bit of patchy rain coming into the far west of scotland. still, this rain continuing
on and off in northern ireland as it has done through the night. for england and wales, though, we are yet to see any rain crossing the irish sea, so it should be a dry start. some sunshine, some mist and fog patches across eastern england, those shouldn't last too long and we should see decent spells of sunshine. more sunshine towards the south—east than we had on monday. you can see how slowly this rain pushes over the irish sea into some western coasts, further into scotland, perhaps, but ahead of it, with some sunshine, 18 degrees likely for the moray firth and in the south—east, perhaps into east anglia, the east midlands, 18 or 19 degrees here. as we move into the evening and overnight, again this patchy rain is pushing its way further into wales, to the south—west of england, across north—west england and further into scotland as well. so more cloud pushing into more of the country means it shouldn't be quite as chilly, temperatures typically 7—9 degrees. there'll still be some sunshine around on wednesday, particularly in the morning across lincolnshire, east anglia and south—east of england — but also for northern ireland for a while. this zone of cloud elsewhere, though, producing showers really at this stage and they could be rather hit—and—miss.
but with more cloud in general, even for eastern areas, it won't be quite as warm as tuesday. as we look at thursday, we've still got this fairly cloudy picture. there'll be some showers developing, those could be heavy, potentially thundery as well. more significant, though, perhaps that weather front there. it's producing a bit of patchy rain that's moving southwards. but it's what's happening after that to the north that is more crucial because if you follow the wind arrows, we're getting our wind coming all the way from the arctic. that of course is colder air, it'll bring a few wintry showers in scotland by friday. some stronger winds across northern and eastern scotland, and down those north sea coasts. otherwise, the winds will not be too strong. but they will turn colder everywhere, i think, by the end of the week before temperatures recoverjust a little bit as we head into the weekend.
welcome to bbc news, broadcasting to viewers in north america and around the globe. my name is mike embley. our top stories: islamic state releases a new video. if authentic, it'll be the first time its leader, abu bakr al—baghdadi, has been seen in years. emperor akihito is to formally give up his throne — the first japanese emperor to step down in more than 200 years. the deputy attorney general who appointed robert mueller to investigate links between russia and donald trump's presidential campaign resigns. and underwater, and maybe undercover? is this beluga whale, found off the coast of norway, a russian spy?